IV Therapy

IV Myers Cocktail

Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals designed for IV use. It was originally developed in the 1970s by Dr. John Myers, a Maryland physician. Since then, doctors all over the world have used Myers’ Cocktail to help treat a broad spectrum of health conditions. While the exact ingredients can vary depending on needs of the patient, the formula usually contains:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium*
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Panthenol (B5)
  • B-Complex
  • Vitamin C

* Calcium is often removed in devising formulas for patients who are at risk of becoming hypercalcemic, or certain cardiac patients.

What Is Myers’ Cocktail?

The answer to this question really depends on the doctor or intravenous vitamin therapy center you go to. Although Dr. Myers, the inventor of the cocktail, originally had one formula, that formula has since evolved. Now, doctors will often customize the Myers’ Cocktail according to a patient’s particular needs, adding or deleting nutrients as appropriate. However

Which health conditions do we treat using the Myers’ Cocktail?

At Affinity Wellness 4 Life we have found the Myers’ Cocktail to be extremely useful in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Infections (Cold, Flu)
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Adjunctive treatment for certain cardiac conditions (not intended to replace current guidelines of therapy)
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Migraines/Cluster headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic infections, e.g. hepatitis B and C
  • Depression

To learn more about IV Myers Cocktail please call us at 941-739-7900 and to schedule your appointment

Vitamin C Infusions

HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C INFUSIONS:

Vitamin C has been in the public consciousness for years; it became even more famous when the Nobel prize-winning chemist, Linus Pauling, began promoting it as a sort of universal cure-all.

At Affinity Wellness 4 Life we don’t claim that Vitamin C can solve all your problems, but we DO believe that Vitamin C has an important place in the treatment and prevention of a variety of diseases. This belief is based on an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence.

Vitamin C and Neurotransmitters

Did you know that Vitamin C:

  • Is required for your body to make serotonin and other neurotransmitters?
  • Is anti-inflammatory, and a potent antioxidant?
  • Supports the immune system?
  • Helps in some neurological diseases?

What’s so important about INTRAVENOUS Vitamin C? It’s so much easier to take a pill!

  • High dose Vitamin C given orally causes stomach upset and diarrhea (usually anything over 5 g/day causes problems).
  • If you take mega doses of Vitamin C orally, not much is absorbed; most is excreted.
  • IV administration results in much higher plasma and intracellular levels of Vitamin C than would be possible orally.

How much Vitamin C can be given safely via IV?

  • Infusions of 10-20 g are given routinely. Doses of 100 g at a time have been given with no side effects.
  • A small group of patients, particularly those of Middle Eastern descent, may have a genetic disorder called G6PD deficiency; those patients should not receive high-dose Vitamin C therapy. Therefore, we use a simple blood test to rule out this condition before initiating treatment.
  • Which conditions can treat effectively with intravenous Vitamin C?
  • Cold and Flu – shortens both severity and duration of illness
  • Wound healing – very useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
  • Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – revitalizes, boosts energy; best in combination with B-complex vitamins
  • Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties
  • Certain neurological conditions

We often give Vitamin C as a part of a combination intravenous nutrient therapy: Myers’ Cocktail. This allows us to take advantage of synergistic biochemical effects.

Do you want to learn more about high dose Vitamin C or setup an appointment with Affinity?  Call us today at 941-739-7900.

IV Glutathione

What Is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a protein called a tripeptide – a molecule composed of three amino acids. It is a potent antioxidant and quenches dangerous free radicals. It also binds to dangerous toxins through a process called “conjugation” so that they can be safely eliminated.

Why Is IV Glutathione Better than Oral Glutathione?

Oral glutathione is not very stable; stomach acid and enzymes break it down (into its three component amino acid parts), rendering it useless. Therefore we have to use IV glutathione to ensure effective delivery of the nutrient directly through the bloodstream into the cells.

At Affinity Wellness 4 Life, we believe intravenous glutathione to be helpful for:

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Athletic performance enhancement
  • Asthma
  • Liver diseases (hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis)

IV Glutathione for Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

In Parkinson’s disease, dopamine-producing neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra die off as a result of free radical-based oxidative damage. Researchers observed that a high proportion of Parkinson’s patients are deficient in glutathione. Glutathione protects against oxidation by free radicals. Clinical studies now clearly demonstrate that IV glutathione significantly improves Parkinson’s symptoms, and may very well retard progression of the disease.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurodegenerative disease in which the neurons are stripped of their myelin. This inflammatory process leaves lesions called plaques throughout the neurons in the spinal cord and brain. The inflammation is also thought to be caused by free radicals. A wealth of experimental evidence shows that glutathione is severely depleted in the brains of MS patients, making repletion with IV glutathione a rational therapeutic approach.

If you feel that IV glutathione treatment may be right for you please contact us at 941-739-7900 to schedule your consultation and appointment!